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Sweet Baby Jesus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,332 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,332
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 114
Gots: 210 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-23-2012)
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3.76/5  rDev 0%

12 oz bottle

A) Pours with a thin, off white head that quickly settles. Opaque body. Nearly no lacing on the drink down.
S) Roasty malt aromas. Nutty - not quite peanut butter, but nutty.
T) Bold malts. Chocolate and peanut notes. Very rich.
M) Full body. Slightly gritty. Dry finish.
O) A creative porter. Not really peanut butter, but a valiant effort.

u2carew, Jul 28, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—only traces of dark are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate and peanut butter are present in the nose.
T: The taste is somewhat similar to a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in that there is a bit of chocolaty flavors but is mostly dominated by peanut butter once you really 'bite' into it. The peanut butter flavors linger into the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer feels heavier in body compared to other porters and seems to be more like a stout. It has a hood balance between the chocolate and peanut butter flavors and makes for a good dessert beer.

metter98, Jul 28, 2014
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From what I have sampled, DuClaw seems to be a gimmicky brewery, and this is the king of their gimmicky beers. The insane amount of peanut butter just blatantly jumps the shark. What you can taste about the porter isn't really all that bad, like the pleasant chocolaty malts ... but it's hard to detect anything beyond the obnoxious peanut butter. I do like brewers trying new things and being experimental, and I know several people that love this beer. But for me, this was not enjoyable and I will never be having this one again.

ski271, Jul 26, 2014
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,332 ratings.